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river. On the 5th, however, Fremont telegraphed him that Polk, who commanded at Columbus, was sending reenforcements to Price, in southwest Missouri, by way of the Mississippi and White rivers. Fremont had a force at that time confronting Price, Price, and it was of vital importance to him that these reenforcements should cease. Grant was accordingly directed to make at once the demonstration towards Columbus which had been previously ordered. He immediately instructed Oglesby to turn his columnt into an attack, as it was now necessary to be prompt in preventing any further effort of the rebels either to reinforce Price or to interrupt Oglesby. He still, however, had no intention of remaining at Belmont, which is on low ground, and could these assertions. The hot pursuit was after the national troops had got aboard. If any reenforcements were to be sent to Price, they were by this operation detained, and the movement of Oglesby was entirely protected. The enemy also remained conce
62 Grant's force depleted enemy threatening Price seizes Iuka Grant's preparations to fight orhing the enemy, who; commanded by Van Dorn and Price, harassed and threatened him continually. Durst determined to move part of his force (under Price), east of Grant, apparently with a view to cro to the westward, Grant began his operations. Price was at Iuka, and Van Dorn four days off, to thtening Corinth. Grant's object was to destroy Price, before the two could concentrate, and then toe other on the Fulton road, in order to occupy Price's only line of retreat. To this Grant assente, the result would have been complete. But if Price had intended to make his way across the Tennesn road, south, was left open, were betrayed to Price, on the afternoon of the fight, by Dr. Burton,d hurried into town to give the information to Price. That general at once withdrew all his force I have seen no rebel official statement of Price's loss. By the battle of Iuka, the enemy w[8 more...]
though he himself had received early warning from Grant. The troops were blameless, for the first intimation they had of an attack, was when they found themselves surrounded; and notwithstanding the surprise, many of them behaved admirably, refusing to be paroled, and after making their escape from the enemy, attacking him without regard to their relative strength. Colonel Murphy was dismissed the service for his conduct on this occasion. He was the same officer who had abandoned Iuka to Price so readily. Fifteen hundred prisoners were taken, and four hundred thousand dollars' worth of property was reported destroyed. The enemy estimated the loss of property at four millions. The actual damage probably amounted to a million of dollars. Holly Springs, Grant had made a secondary base of supplies, and the destruction of the ordnance, subsistence, and quartermasters' stores there, was a serious though temporary annoyance. The railroad, however, was not seriously damaged between
lky article of cotton. Grant to Mr. Mellen, Treasury Agent, August 13, 1863. On the 18th of July, Grant announced to Halleck the fall of Jackson and the completion of the Vicksburg campaign. In the same dispatch, he said: It seems to me, now, that Mobile should be captured, the expedition starting from Lake Ponchartrain. But Halleck had other plans, and, on the 22d, he replied: efore attempting Mobile, I think it will be best to clean up a little. Johnston should be disposed of, also Price and Marmaduke, so as to hold line of Arkansas river. This will enable us to withdraw troops from Missouri. Vicksburg and Port Hudson should be repaired, so as to be tenable by small garrisons; also, assist Banks in clearing out western Louisiana. When these things are accomplished, there will be a large available force to operate either on Mobile or Texas. Navy is not ready for cooperation; should Sumter fall, then iron-clads can be sent to assist at Mobile. This strategy was in accor
firmed his views; and, in the latter, the added difficulties which the course of the rebels imposed, were fully as strong corroboration. Immediately after the battle of Chattanooga, Bragg was relieved from the command of his army, and temporarily succeeded by Lieutenant-General Hardee. It is a little singular to remark how often this fate befell the rebel commanders who were opposed to Grant. In different parts of the theatre of war, he had been met by Floyd, Pillow, Buckner, Van Dorn, Price, Pemberton, and Bragg; every one of whom was either superseded soon after an important battle, or captured. The parallel was destined not to cease at Chattanooga. During the autumn and winter of 1863, the terms of service of most of the volunteer troops expired; and, in order to induce the men to reenlist, large bounties were offered them, and a furlough of sixty days. The consequence was, that a very large proportion renewed their engagement with the government; but the immediate effect